Fast and Furious 4 in development?
Update: 21/11/2007 The full plot is revealed for Fast and the Furious 4, and Jordana Brewster is also looking to return.
Update: 03/10/2007: Latest News: Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are officially in talks for the fourth film and Justin Lin is confirmed as Director.
With the Hollywood striking looming for Writers, Directors and Actors, the studios have released a document to the major talent agencies to start lining up talent for projects they want completed before the strike next year, and one of those projects is The Fast and the Furious 4, written in black and white with a Director attached! Read the story here.
Original Story: The Fast and the Furious series carries a huge fan base and there's a lot of desire for a Fast and the Furious 4, well now the fans of the series might just be getting their prayers answered as the rumour starts up again that a fourth Fast and the Furious film is in development, and it will bring back some of the previous stars.
The evidence that there's a great bunch of fans out there for the franchise is clear by looking through forums for gear heads and speed freaks (of which I am one, although not to the depth of some) and by looking at two previous articles on the possibility of a fourth film on Filmstalker.
Fast and the Furious 4 with Diesel? and The Fast and The Furious 4 gets scriptwriter both have gathered a huge amount of comments and the fans have come back with some excellent ideas for the fourth film as well as showing a whole lot of passion for the franchise.
Myself, I think the films are great, fast, great looking cars and some superb stunts, what's not to like? Well the rumour is that Universal are going to grace us with a fourth after all.
The latest rumours, and please do be aware that they are wild rumours without any factual backup as yet, have insiders on the very early production of the film saying that the film is in development with no talent attached as yet. IMDB have the film listed for 2009.
Inside Line through Autoblog tells us that their sources suggest the next film will bring back many characters from the other films including Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson and Lucas Black, and that the film will take place in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.
They also go on to suggest that there will be a fair mix of new and classic cars in there, such as the 1970 Dodge Challenger, Chevrolet Opala and a 1987 Buick GNX.
Looking at that list of talent I'd be really surprised if they all made it back in one film, that would mean that the budget would be rather large. Tyrese Gibson has moved upwards, although the other stars haven't really gone much further since their roles, they all do command healthy payments so all of them would mean a tidy wage bill.
What do you think? Is this the way the film is going to go? What is the car scene in Brazil that might attract these racers? Could they all come back, and what do you think of that speculative list of cars?